[uf-discuss] hResume - Marking up experience and "present" date

Jeremy Boggs jeremyboggs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 05:54:42 PDT 2006

Hi List,

Another newbie question: I'm marking up my CV using hResume, and I'm  
a little uncertain about how best to combine hCard and hCalendar  
classes to mark up experience.[1] Right now, I'm using the following  

<dl class="experience vevent">
	<dt class="summary vcard"><span class="title">Web Developer</span>,  
<a class="url org" href="http://chnm.gmu.edu">Center for History and  
New Media</a></dt>
		<p class="time"><abbr class="dtstart" title="20051215">December  

So, the <dl> starts the "experience" and "vevent." the <dt> is both  
the "summary" of the vevent and the start of the hCard. Finally, the  
<dd> is the "description" of the vevent, and includes the events  
start and end times.

Is this a correct way of marking this up? Are there better options? I  
want to make sure I have the uses of hCard and hCalendar correct,  
with regards to hResume.

Also, you may notice I didn't mark up "present" as the dtend of the  
event. Are there established ways of marking up "present," or the  
present date, with hCalendar? Some of the resume examples[2] either  
don't use dtend at all, or use it for "present", but give it title  
values that aren't the *present* date. I imagine you could use <?php  
date('Ymd'); ?> to spit out the current date, but that might be  
problematic too, as it implies a specific end date. Alternatively,  
Sajid Saiyed's resume uses <abbr title="Present">Present</abbr>.[3]


[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/hresume#Experience
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hresume#Examples_in_the_wild
[3] http://www.ssdesigninteractive.com/ssdesign/?page_id=95

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